We’re grateful for small miracles.
Ann Coulter‘s latest article, “HISPANICKED GOP ELITE: THEY’LL RESPECT US IN THE MORNING,” contains a truly classic opening line: “Don’t anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they’ll come up with.”
The article is about panic Hispanics are causing the retarded Republican establishment, but, the use of the word “Hindu” rather than “Indian” is, in our opinion at BadEagle.com, one of the most important social victories for the American Indian in the last decade. Not that we consider ourselves in any way a factor of influence in Ms. Coulter’s choice of words, but, we nevertheless rejoice in the obvious triumph of courtesy rendered our fine red race by none other than the Great White Woman (who, of course, is a Cherokee Princess, or some such prestigious personage of essential ethnicity).
BadEagle.com has long fought for the historical name “American Indian” as the only legally valid nomenclature in English designating the indigenous people of America. I have published several articles validating this fact. I personally guard the very word “Indian.” Why? Let me remind the world presently, again: It is the American Indian who is named in the Declaration of Independence; it is the American Indian who is named in the Constitution of the United States. There is no other “Indian,” anywhere, that is entitled to that magnificent distinction.
A lovely young Hindu woman.
This honor cannot be shared by any other people. No other non-white people fought wars with the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants who created the colonies. No other people of color shed blood in war with great white United States of America from its foundations. (Indeed, no other people but the WASP and his Western European cohorts could have ever defeated the American Indian. The American Indian owes no loyalty or even racial sentiment to any other people.)
That large numbers of people from India should suddenly dominate the name “Indian,” right here in America, is wholly unacceptable. It is yet the lowest, but most poignant example of the perpetual war against the American Indian. The world is out to destroy our identity, to rob us of our dignity, our name, our race, and our existence. (I have personally experienced this same war. Forsooth, my lowest personal enemies attempted to establish the thought that I myself am not Indian–for which libel I sued them.)
I protested in 2004, when the National Museum of the American Indian displayed northern Pacific Coastal Eskimo, Inuit tribes, Alaskan Natives, and even Pacific Islanders as “American Indian.” In “The Smithsonian Redistributes Honor” I protested the inclusion of all indigenous peoples of North America, Central America, and South America as displayed in the “National Museum of the American Indian.” These peoples are not American. They have nothing to do with the United States of America. The American Indian, alone, does. It was our land that the American whites won by war. But then I noticed the anti-American liberal Communists, like Robert Redford and Teresa Heinz-Kerry, who boogied at the opening of the museum. I did some research.
Robert Redford had sold the documentary division of his Sundance Institute to George Soros in 2002, I found out. In “George Soros and the Sundance Kid” I protested the fact that, like the NMAI program, Sundance tries to make the “Native American Initiative” to include not only all the indigenous of the Americas, but all the Polynesians, the Africans, the Asians, and even the homosexuals!. The Sundance racists had proudly posted a YouTube announcing this intentional demolition of the American Indian, and boasted of their accomplishment. I called attention to it, and the YouTube was removed. More recently, the program promotional is toned down, less obviously racist, using the term “indigenous” to accurately include its non-American Indian interests.
Succinctly, the pertinent, historical Sanskrit word is sindhu. It means simply “river.” It was the giant river in the valley of which dwelt a mass of people. The Persians called the people who dwelt there hindu, with a harder “h” sound. By the time Marco Polo visited, the European records were kept in Latin. Thus, the Persian hindu became Indus. It was now the Indus River, to Europeans. And, in the Vinland Maps and The Tartar Relations (ca. 1247), the term “Indios” was used for the people. Eventually, Latin/Spanish cartologists designated the land occupied by the Indios as “India.” Thus, finally, in English, there came into use the word “Indian,” as someone who dwelt in the Indus River Valley.
However, in English, is so happens that, at the time Columbus landed in San Salvador (1492) the English term for people living in the Indus River Valley was still “hindu” or “hindoo.” In the 12th century, the Muslims called the land Hindustan.
Hindu simply does not mean religion. It means “river.” After the Muslim invasions of the land of the Hindu did “hindu” come to mean something other than simply the river people. Hindu meant not Muslim, and thus, “Hindu” gradually became associated with a culture of the people, which, of course, included non-Muslim religion.
And now in modern times, that large numbers of Hindu people should immigrate to the United States and Canada, and claim the name “Indian,” is the last nail in the coffin for the dignity and uniqueness of the American Indian. Google is confused. Yahoo is confused. The word “Indian,” in English, is utterly confused with the American Indian. In fact, the Hindu people and culture dominate the search word “Indian.”
I see it as the final attempt to rob the American Indian–now even of our name, our honorable name–enshrined forever in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of the United States.
I say, people from the sindhu valley forever be called Hindu. This I say, in honor of my own race, the American Indian. Unlike the liberal-trained Indians who protest Indian sports mascots, I care about the honor of our race–and our name.
In these parts, there’s only one
kind of Indian.